'Rookie Blue': Ben Bass ready to spend Season 2 'pining away'


Ben Bass has learned it's good to have police officers as friends, especially when you're playing one. The Baltimore-born, Vancouver-raised actor has gotten to know certain Toronto cops quite well in researching his role as sometimes smart-alecky training officer Sam Swarek on "Rookie Blue," the Canadian-made drama series that starts its second ABC season Thursday, June 23. Bass reports he's had more time to observe actual police work for the show's sophomore round."I've always been fascinated with law enforcement," Bass tells Zap2it, "but when you're called upon to play a character, you have only so much time for research. When the word first came down that I was going to do this show, I had maybe two or three weeks before we were going to get started."That's not a lot of time -- which is frustrating, because it's nice to have that time for research. It really is very helpful. I played a lawyer once,...



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